A history of presidential firsts

Posted: 7:18 PM EDT Oct 30, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EST Feb 15, 2016

The history of the American presidency is full of firsts -- from groundbreaking to the just plain goofy.

presidential firsts - Harry Truman
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Harry S. Truman Library

Harry S. Truman -- First president to be assigned a Secret Service codename, which was "General"

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